Land Law Finance - Issue 14 - Autumn 2019

Rural crime cost the UK £50m in 2018 as brazen criminals continue to target farmers' livelihoods leading to heightened anxiety and rural isolation for many affected. www.FARMINGUK.COM 18 Last year, incidents included agricultural vehicles being stolen to smash into village shops to rob cash machines Rural crime hits £50m as brazen criminals target farmers Crimes such as machinery and livestock theft have reached a seven-year high in terms of cost, new figures released on 5 th August show. Farmers are routinely deploying high-tech security devices to counter this wave of organised crime in the countryside. In its 2019 Rural Crime Report, rural insurer NFU